Sysv-rc-conf installation not working

Hi I am following the article at:

Article says to install sysv-rc-conf, just type sudo app-get install sysv-rc-conf.
Did that and got:
Package sysv-rc-conf is not available, but is referred to by another package. This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsolete, or is only available from another source.

How do I get this and proceed from step 26 of the above article?

I am a complete noob, so need detailed instructions. This is my first install - installing on windows 10 hyper-v.


Hi package sysv-rc-conf you are trying to install present in Universe Repository. So you have to enable the Universe Repository before installing the package.

To enable it fallow the below steps

Open Software Sources
Under Ubunut software tab ,check the option "Community-maintained free and open-source software (universe).

#sudo apt-get update.

and now try to install the package

#sudo apt-get install sysv-rc-conf

once look at the below link it may help you


I am installing ubuntu server, so there’s no tabs, but I typed in the commands you listed and it works!

Many thanks,

Will read up on the Repository info.